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Home buying trends in 2017

Bigger backyards and updated kitchens Super-sized dream homes are not exactly what potential buyers are dreaming about this spring. But they are looking for bigger backyards, updated kitchens, and ranch-style homes, according to realtor.com's latest home buyer survey. Features that buyers are looking for this spring (according to realtor.com) Ranch-style homes led shoppers' rankings of …

Finding an extraordinary home: 4 answers to your questions

Finding an extraordinary home: 4 questions 1. Where on earth can I find a house with four sizable bedrooms and three full bathrooms for $267,000? Right here in Bartram Springs, Jacksonville, Florida. 6090 Shadehill Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32258. You'll find this just might be your dream home, 2,231 square feet with 4 sizable bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and …

Buyers (and Sellers) Be Aware!

Top 10 defects found during home inspection* Foundation and drainage issues Unprofessional (un-permitted) electrical work Minor roof leaks Heat and A/C maintenance issues Homeowner repairs that are un-permitted Structural settling Plumbing problems Water and/or air intrusion Crawl space or attic problems like mold or pest damage Upgrades, remodel, or repair work in which no permit …

DIY: easy curb appeal in a weekend

What's black and white and the perfect shade of blue? This adorable and freshly painted home! It's located in quaint St. Nicholas in Jacksonville, Florida. Only a mile from San Marco's restaurants and shopping, and a six-minute drive to downtown Jacksonville. Built in 1938, this house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, indoor laundry, original hardwood floors, and …

2017 School Choice Expo for Duval County (Jacksonville, FL)

Thinking of buying a home in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval county)? And trying to decide on a neighborhood, or a particular school first? Check out the annual Duval County Public School Choice Expo. What: Duval County Public Schools' annual 2017 School Choice Expo When: Saturday, January 21, 2017  |  11 a.m. to 3 p.m Where: Prime Osborn …

Mortgage first: 4 tips before you shop for your home

Don't wait until after you find a home Shopping for a home (and a mortgage) is sometimes stressful enough. You don't want to jump through too many hoops, feel out of control, or be left with buyer's remorse because you felt rushed. To ensure a positive experience versus unmet promises, you'll want to: Investigate mortgage options …

Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty – Town Center, Jacksonville, FL

Kicking off Thanksgiving! Thankful for good food to eat, great people to work with, and my realtor life, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Dee Kassenoff, Realtor dee@yourhomeinsight.com (904) 638-3243 Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center 7741 Point Meadows Dr., Ste. 101 Jacksonville, FL  32256  

A rare find: 14510 Starbuck Springs Way

NOTE: SOLD in 39 days! Enjoy the show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9CX56Xhauo Perfectly situated A 5 bed/4 bath, 3,359 square foot home with an upstairs bonus room, guest or teen suite. An over-sized 3-car garage with built-in storage. Yard that's large enough to build a pool, with plenty of yard to spare. Move-in-ready; painted, repaired, re-carpeted, worry-free, clean and updated; luxurious, …